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Newcastle Educational Psychology Service

Newcastle Educational Psychology Service

Educational Psychologists work with the City’s children and young people, aged 0 to 25 years, who have Special Educational Needs.  They have a first degree in psychology and a higher degree in educational psychology.

Please see a video introduction below or read on:

The Educational Psychology Service is funded by the Local Authority to work with children and young people and their families to provide statutory advice during an assessment for an Education, Health and Care Plan.

In addition, the majority of schools and settings currently pay for additional Educational Psychology Service time, via a Service Level Agreement, in order to give their children and young people access to educational psychology early intervention and preventative work. 

Schools / settings that have a traded services agreement with the Educational Psychology Service who wish to make a request for involvement are asked to complete the attached form. All requests should first be discussed with parent / carers ( and young people themselves if 16 or over) and with the involved Educational Psychologist. 

Please note that although the Service welcomes discussions with parent / carers and other professionals; we only accepts request for involvement from schools and settings which have a service level agreement with the Service 

Time / Date Details

Sessions run Monday to Friday 8.30 – 4.30
We work into schools and settings during school term time


Schools and Settings can buy in educational psychology time at the cost of £240 per half day.


A referral is required to access this service. An Educational Psychologist becomes involved following a request from the Local Authority to contribute to the statutory assessment of a child or young person, or when a school or setting funds early intervention or preventative work. 


Who to contact

Lara Lillico
0191 277 4577